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I love the smell of sawdust. It's an addiction like no other. Each species of wood has its own distinctive smell.

I know that there are several BTF members here who make sawdust on a regular basis.

I want this thread to be a sharing of projects large and small and also a place to ask and answer questions about wood, woodworking. carpentry, tools and tricks.
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I made a montage of some of my adventures in woodworking. I do it as a form of therapy. It relaxes me and gives me a feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment.

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(09-13-2019, 06:34 AM)SlowLoris Wrote: [ -> ]I made a montage of some of my adventures in woodworking. I do it as a form of therapy. It relaxes me and gives me a feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment.

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Those are great! I'm sure @PickleSnout will have some to share. 
I hope others here will share too.
Cutting circles.

Circles come in all sizes. They can be made using a hole saw, a router, a band saw and yes even a table saw.

I needed four circles to use as "wheels" for a chicken house built to look like a gypsy wagon.
I had a small Makita job-site saw with a 8-1/2" blade. Not to be discouraged, I tried it anyway.

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(09-13-2019, 06:34 AM)SlowLoris Wrote: [ -> ]I made a montage of some of my adventures in woodworking. I do it as a form of therapy. It relaxes me and gives me a feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment.

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That is AWESOME @"SlowLoris"   Cheer
When you mentioned the SMELL of sawdust, it rang a bell.  Back when I was living up north, heating my house with a Ulafus wood stove, i would come home from work an split a pile of wood to wind down.  Seemed to dull the frustration of dealing with customers and employees all day.

Oak was my favorite.  I recall splitting oak and picking up the two halves and savoring the aroma coming from the pink, damp insides.  Locust was hard to split and STINK.  That wood stank when splitting and stank when burning.

Being a motor mechanic/dealer/fabricator/enthusiast, i worked with things metal and mechanical.  Now in my retirement I'm slowly building my own house, working with concrete and wood for the first time.  Wood doesn't cooperate like metal does.  When you cut and weld a 1x2 square steel tube, it does what you expect.  Wood has a mind of its own.  You must anticipate what it's going to do just like any living thing.

Bolted nispero (an extremely hard wood here, impervious to termites and must be pre-drilled to nail) to my cement footers and over the weeks it changes shape even though it was bolted and epoxyed.

Definitely a new learning experience.  My hat is off to you.  I'm still learning how to "judge" the use of a 2x6 according to its grain pattern.

This video is from Feb 2018:
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Is that you in the pink?  I might dump twaddles...

It's not working out anyway.
Wonderful thread, I'm not skilled but love working with wood. Birch is my favorite. We burn a lot of birch firewood and sometimes I cringe when a throw a particularly pretty piece in the fire.

Cedar is nice for the softwoods. This is a mesh box I built for my step-Mom's bulb storage. She's quite the gardener.

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Some planting boxes for the greenhouse.

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Cork board and yes I did supply all the wine corks Chuckle the frame is a piece of an old piano I was given. Tried to repurpose it but it was just cheap laminate over balsam so it made a splendid bonfire.

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